MILK TEETH will be releasing their much anticipated second album (self titled) on 27th March 2020 via Music For Nations/Sony.
The band’s second album was recorded at The Ranch in Southampton with Neil Kennedy. This is the bands first album since signing to Music For Nations in late 2019 and a real statement of intent.
Additionally, to coincide with the release the band will be heading off on a UK headline tour in April (dates below).
Let’s face it – 2020 hasn’t got off to the best start, but help is at hand. The climate of division has intensified, of starkly opposing views, of war, hatred and ignorance. What we need more than ever, then, are individuals in all walks of life prepared to fight the good fight, to shine a light into the darkness and show us that empathy and positive change is possible. Becky Blomfield is one of those people.
“It’s not political in the traditional sense,” says Becky of Milk Teeth’s second album. It would be natural to assume it is given the band’s characteristic outspokenness, illustrated by their on stage diatribe against Prime Minister Boris Johnson at last year’s Reading Festival, or their passionate advocating of LGBTQ+ rights and much-needed improvements to mental health services. “There were definitely politics involved in my surroundings when the album was being made,” she explains. “It also touches on the implications of feminism and women’s rights in my life. I guess you could say it’s more about the politics of self.”
This confident new chapter in Milk Teeth’s story was reinforced by changes to the band’s line up, with Em Foster – a dream collaborator for Becky – being announced as a full-time member in September 2018. And with the addition of Gold Key drummer Jack Kenny, Milk Teeth became a trio, cementing their newfound status via standalone single Stain that November.
Milk Teeth <<the album>> finds Becky and Milk Teeth <<the band>> learning, growing and showing the world what they’ve got to offer, but it’s not the only way they’re helping others to understand and deal with their travails. The band continues to work with a number of groups and causes, including raising money for Solidarity Not Silence, helping women defend themselves against a claim of defamation made against them by a well-known musician, and Beat, the UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders. What’s more, the band has trialled self-care sessions for fans during their last UK tour, as showcased by a recent BBC news piece.
The full list of dates is as follows:
April 1st – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
April 2nd – London, O2 Academy Islington
April 3rd – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
April 5th – Brighton, Patterns
April 6th – Norwich, Waterfront
April 7th – Leeds, The Key Club
April 8th – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
April 9th – Glasgow, King Tuts,
April 10th – Manchester, Academy 3